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Patients’ Sense of Urgency — Not Convenience — Contributes to ED Use

Contrary to the idea that convenience prompts many privately insured people to seek care in emergency departments (EDs), the people most likely to use EDs believe they urgently need medical attention, according to a new study by the Center for … finish reading Patients’ Sense of Urgency — Not Convenience — Contributes to ED Use

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Michigan Value Cooperative Targets Hospital Costs, Outcomes

A new initiative aimed at helping hospitals across the state understand their practice patterns compared with their peers, better manage costs and improve outcomes for patients has been launched by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Blue Care Network, and … finish reading Michigan Value Cooperative Targets Hospital Costs, Outcomes

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7 Barriers to Effective SNF-Hospital Care Transitions

A lack of quality information from nursing facilities when a patient was transferred to an ED was one barrier task force members tackled when developing their skilled nursing facility (SNF) care coordination network, explains Mike Demagall, LNHA, LPN, administrator with … finish reading 7 Barriers to Effective SNF-Hospital Care Transitions

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Rural, Urban Hospitals Score Highly in Consumer Reports Surgery Ratings; Teaching Hospitals Fall Short

Location, location, location. While it definitely impacts the price of real estate, it doesn’t necessarily impact a hospital’s surgery rating, according to Consumer Reports’ first ratings survey on how patients fare during and after surgery. In fact, some hospitals do … finish reading Rural, Urban Hospitals Score Highly in Consumer Reports Surgery Ratings; Teaching Hospitals Fall Short

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